School of nursing

School Notes: School of Nursing
November/December 2021

YSN welcomes associate deans for equity and development

Angela Richard-Eaglin is YSN’s first full-time associate dean for equity. Richard-Eaglin is a highly experienced nurse leader, a board-certified family nurse practitioner with 20 years of experience in multiple areas of health care, and a certified cultural intelligence (CQ) and unconscious-bias facilitator. She has developed approaches that inform practicing health professionals, health professions educators, students, researchers, and staff to inform organizational wellness and mitigation of bias-influenced health outcomes. Richard-Eaglin oversees the YSN Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) with a team that includes ODEI director Maurice Nelson.

Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Affairs Gail McCulloch has worked with donors at all levels of commitment in higher education fundraising, from annual giving to eight-figure gifts.  One of McCullochs previous appointments was with the University of Michigan at the School of Public Health, where for over a decade she helped the school exceed its campaign goal, eventually reaching $100 million. McCulloch brings an entrepreneurial approach to her work, and she looks forward to helping Yale Nursing achieve its mission of better health for all people.

NIH grant supports HIV research

Associate Professor of Nursing Julie Womack ’94MSN, ’08PhD, is co–principal investigator on a new R01 grant to develop, validate, and disseminate a risk-assessment tool to predict fragility fractures in persons with HIV. The five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health for just over $2.4 million began in July 2021 and runs through June 2026.

Three faculty honored by American Academy of Nursing

Three Nursing faculty members were recently selected for the milestone achievement of fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing: director of the clinical doctor of nursing practice program Joanne DeSanto Iennaco ’09PhD, chair of the graduate entry prespecialty in nursing program Sascha James-Conterelli, and associate professor of nursing Julie Womack ’94MSN, ’08PhD.

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